The immigration interview husbands and wives are required to attend in order to get the foreign spouse their green card (lawful permanent residence) through marriage can be very anxiety producing.... more
After DOMA was voided, I am often asked whether Immigration Officers conduct the marriage green card interviews differently for same sex married couples. The answer is no, but there are different... more
Embassy interviews based on marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident have no guarantee of approval, and consular officers have great discretion to approve or deny an immigrant visa.... more
What Is The Stokes Interview?
When a husband and wife did not convince an immigration officer that their marriage was real at their first green card interview (adjustment of status interview) they... more
U.S. immigration law relating to marriage as a path to obtaining legal permanent resident status has become more restrictive over time as a result of the increasing number of fraudulent marriages... more
An interview with an embassy official can be daunting. However, breaking the interview down into the following steps will help create a (relatively) stress-free experience.
Step 1: Hire an attorney.... more
When an immigrant is married to a US Citizen, the person is sometimes eligible for a marriage-based adjustment of status (I485). However, many details need to be understood before you move forward... more